Help is at hand for good causes
Archived press release
Date Published: 07/01/11
Aylesbury Vale District Council is offering a helping hand to not-for-profit organisations across the area.
Community and voluntary groups can now attend the council’s low-cost, in-house staff training courses.
Examples of the topics covered include ‘coping at the sharp end’, ‘deaf awareness’, ‘effective recruitment and selection skills’ and ‘handling difficult face-to-face interviews’.
The costs include lunch (full day) and all materials. Half day courses are £40 and £80 for a full day. Lower fees are sometimes available if there are late cancellations.
For the full range of courses on offer go to our website: www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/voluntarysectortraining or apply to Vivienne Hoare on 01296 585019 or firstname.lastname@example.org
AVDC regularly sends information about funding sources for community and voluntary groups by email. If you would like to receive this information please send your email address to the following email with 'funding circulation' in the subject line: email@example.com
Please state the name of your group, the name of the contact whose email it is and a sentence on what the group does. This will help to ensure that you get sent information that is most relevant to you.
Please also specify which of the following categories most accurately reflects the work that you do:
Care & Health
Faith & Black & Minority Ethnic groups
Community groups/village halls
New grants scheme to support green spaces
A new grants scheme that will help community and voluntary groups develop projects to enhance the quality of the local environment is now open.
The GrantScape Community Greenspace Challenge has a total pot of £500,000 to award to organisations to help them create new green spaces and transform existing ones for their local communities.
Groups in Aylesbury Vale will be able to apply for grants of between £20,000 and £75,000 for projects delivered over an 18-month period.
To be eligible for a grant, because funding is through the Landfill Communities Fund, projects must be located within 10 miles of a landfill site.
Applicants are required to discuss their projects with the green spaces team at Aylesbury Vale District Council before submitting their application. The closing date for applications is midday on 9 May 2011.
To find out more about the Community Greenspace Challenge, go to www.grantscape.org.uk or call the green spaces team at AVDC on 01296 585072.